The Great Clips empire spans more than 3,000 salons across North America, where a collective of over 30,000 stylists wait, ready to tend to hairstyles. At these salons, no appointments are necessary—though an online check-in system aids those who wish to skip any potential lines by adding their names directly to the haircut queue. And to aid their new hairstyles, customers can peruse a line of gels, conditioners, pomades, and tea-tree oil shampoos and body washes.
An Aveda concept salon, Wavelength provides a vast bounty of salon and spa services delivered by the hands of an experienced staff. Stale noodle nests can be effectively pampered with Wavelength's top-notch hair products and skillful styling. Instead of donning a fez year-round and loitering at smoky casinos, show off lustrous locks after receiving a haircut and style ($45). Practice proper hair care at home or en route to work in the driver’s seat with two travel-size bottles of Aveda Shampure shampoo and conditioner ($3.50 each). Finally, don an eye-catching frontispiece while shedding excess hair weight with your choice of a lip or brow wax ($14 each). The professional aestheticians go to great lengths to ensure each experience at Wavelength parallels the calm obtained from a bedtime story read by Morgan Freeman. Call to book your appointment.
Studio 31 Salons creates classic looks with contemporary touches. Stylists keep scalps and manes classically beautiful with conditioning, restructuring, dry-scalp, and clarifying treatments. Then they shear timelessly chic cuts and add shine with glaze, or they may get more creative with pink ombre or chunky copper highlights that imitate the abstract paintings adorning the salon's robin’s-egg blue walls. In addition to hair services, the staff applies permanent eyeliner, lip liner, and eyebrow makeup and offers sessions in a tanning bed to top off revamped visages.
Like the demon barber of Fleet Street from whence it gets its name, Sweeney Todd Salon takes a dramatic approach to the styling arts. The salon, which pays homage to its namesake with a blood-red wall plastered with framed Broadway programs, is the brainchild of Robert Dixon, a master hair designer with more than 30 years of industry experience. A graduate of the Franklin School of Cosmetology, Robert leads a team of stylists in sculpting manes with products by Scruples, Paul Mitchell, Deva Curl, and Aquage. Meanwhile, an on-staff skin specialist purifies pores and boosts outer radiance with facials, waxing, and makeup services. In front of the salon, floor-to-ceiling windows mingle their light with that of stainless steel pendant lamps, which illuminate a cozy waiting area stocked with magazines, black couches, and blank farewell cards to soon-departed tresses.
Managing cosmetologist and hairstylist Kim Mayhill works out of Main Street Hair Co., a full-service hair, massage, and nail salon. She offers haircuts with shampoo treatments and styling, highlights and full color, as well as relaxation massages.